Friday, April 29, 2016

Go North Young Man!!! TORNADO



Blogger friends, this afternoon around 3:30PM a tornado struck several small towns west of us and continued a path toward our town.  We made an executive decision to run (evacuate) north.  Bulldog Man and I snatched up the animals, grabbed our large medic bag, guns, jackets, and other personal belongings (insurance, money, bills) and haul butt out of the path of the tornado.  

We ended up heading north with all of our electronic equipment (equipment to track tornadoes and emergencies) away from the severe winds, hail, and the TORNADO.  In a matter of minutes, the tornado passed our home; we had no damage, just a lot of water (rain) and evidence of hail. 
Saying a prayer for those affected, and those in the path of this tornado/weather.

God Bless!

 P.S. Our son Tank was down in south Oklahoma, when the storm rolled through, working Bulls on the Ranch.  He was okay, no severe weather down where he was at.

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  1. When you get your homestead you are going to have to build a storm cellar or something. Those tornadoes seem to always target you guys.

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    1. PP,
      That is the first thing we will be building. We've lived through so many severe tornadoes and it's time to stop running. Oh and by the way, were looking up in Missouri as well :PP

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    2. I love Missouri, my family is in the Ozarks. Every place has issues, but it sure is pretty.
      Be safe!!

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  2. oh Sweet Sandy - AWESOME executive decision-making! i am glad that Tank was safe, there was no damage to your property but i feel terrible for anyone who's property was damaged. stay safe! and keep making those excellent decisions!

    sending much love to you all, as always! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      Thank you!!! We left to be safe, the home were renting wouldn't withstand a large tornado.

      Sending hugs and love your way.
      Sandy

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  3. So many tornadoes this season! Very glad you made the wise decision to get outta Dodge . . . it always pays to make the safer choice. Buildings can be replaced; people can't. Hoping the damage from the tornado wasn't extensive for anyone.

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    1. Mama Pea,

      Yes, Ma'am....too many of them! That is our plan for larger big scale storms, get out of the way. Life is to precious to stay. You're very right we can't replace people, but can replace buildings and things.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  4. So glad to hear you're all safe. I saw that on weather channel tonight. I agree with Preppy, y'all need a cellar sometime. I've seriously contemplated that on the farm, it's on our someday list but I'd rather it be sooner than later. We've had some close calls out there. Certainly when we are there full time, we'll have one. You are smart to head the other direction and take all the important things with you. Stay safe.

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    1. 1st Man,

      Thank you! That we do need, when we purchase our next place that will be the first thing installed. When you're residing full time out at the farm, I would say get a shelter right away. Texas has tornadoes as well, and it will ease your mind.

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  5. You were wise to get out of the path of the storm. Glad to hear you suffered no losses. Tornadoes are so so scary!

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    1. Sue,

      I'm not a tornado fan at all, I absolutely hate them. They scare the day lights out of me. When you don't have a shelter it's sit in a closet and pray your home stays complete. I already did this through the Moore tornado, I'm not doing it again. We will continue to be weather aware, and leave when necessary.

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  6. Glad you guys (& Tank) made it through safely.

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  7. So glad all of you are safe.

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    1. Gail,

      We are too! Thank you dear friend.

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  8. Well, that was an adventure. You did right, there are times to stay and times to bail out. We had a big storm here but nothing like you went through.

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    1. Harry,

      You can say that again!!! We drove away from it, and then around it....Monitoring the entire time with radio's. Y'all remain safe up there too!!!

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  9. We can all learn a lesson from you two. You are so organized - and level-headed. I am thinking that I should be more so, even though the threat of tornado is almost non-existent, still... So glad you are all okay and came home to find your house intact.

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    1. Susan,

      We have to be organized living in Oklahoma. There are constant earthquakes, fires, and those darn tornadoes. The secret is to have a plan in force for the entire family, and know when to bail out. Thank you sweet friend, were all okay, and the house was still standing.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  10. That was a close call, Sandy. Better to leave than risk getting hit. I love OK's large blue skies, but sure hate those recurring tornados.

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  12. Thank God it missed you. So far we haven't had any severe weather and I hope it stays that way.

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